Leeds City Council - Archive (2023,Leeds 2023)

2017
30
November
2017
“Scrutiny Board received details of the 2023 bid in July 2017 and expressed its support, recognising the cultural and economic value a successful bid could have to the city and the wider region and in light of this as chair of the board, I want to ex...
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30
November
2017
"On Tuesday we met with representatives of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport including John Glen MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism. "We met to discuss the letter sent last week to the UK G...
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23
November
2017
Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council: “We are hugely frustrated by the European Commission’s apparent proposal to remove the opportunity for a UK city to host the European Capital of Culture title in 2023. That this announcement h...
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02
November
2017
Meet the fin-tastic Leeds mermaids making a splash as their home city bids to become the cultural capital of Europe. Professional performer Lucy Meredith and the spectacular Bramley Mermaids club took to the water at Bramley Baths this week, perfo...
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09
October
2017
It’s one of the most stunning, bold and thought-provoking exhibitions Leeds has ever seen. Now one of the curators behind Leeds City Museum’s incredible new Skeletons: Our Buried Bones has backed the city’s bid to become European Capital of Cultur...
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22
September
2017
A haven for emerging and established artists alike, East Street Arts is a pioneering national arts organization that has provided creative spaces, opportunity and inspiration to artists for the past 25 years. Based in east Leeds, their diverse pro...
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14
September
2017
​New design proposals to be submitted to Leeds City Council’s executive board next week show the planned redevelopment for one of the key gateway areas of the city. The artistic images show the £1.9m planned redevelopment of the existing green spa...
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06
September
2017
The ambitious bid to make their home city European Capital of Culture in 2023 has struck a chord with Leeds rockers The Kaiser Chiefs. The chart-topping band, who started out playing gigs in the city’s local pubs, have gone on to sell millions of ...
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23
August
2017
They’re the Leeds Olympic heroes who’ve made history on some of the biggest sporting stages in the world. Now Leeds’s triathlete brothers Jonny and Ali Brownlee are helping their home city to lead the pack in the race to become European Capital of...
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16
August
2017
As a two-time Grammy Award winner who’s sold out arenas worldwide, Corinne Bailey Rae has already helped Leeds go global. Now, fresh off a show-stopping home city performance on Millennium Square, the multi-platinum artist has pledged her support ...
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02
August
2017
Imaginative arts organisations in Leeds will have the chance to bring more of their creative ideas to life through a dedicated funding scheme. The Leeds City Council-led arts@leeds project will officially launch this month, with the first in a ser...
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29
July
2017
She’s the pint-sized political powerhouse who scooped thousands of votes by pledging to spread some kindness through Leeds’s communities. Now Leeds Children’s Mayor Grace Branford has donned her chains of office to pledge support for the city’s bi...
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28
July
2017
It’s one of the biggest, brightest and most beautiful statements about Leeds’s super-sized cultural credentials. And now the talented duo behind the breath-taking new Athena Rising mural have pledged their support to the city’s landmark European C...
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27
July
2017
He’s the Leeds Rhinos legend with one of the biggest personalities in local sport. Now larger-than-life rugby league star Jamie Jones-Buchanan is pitching in by pledging to help see the city’s bid to be European Capital of Culture in 2023 over the...
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26
July
2017
Businesses across Leeds have been called on to invest in the city’s future by backing the ambitious bid for European Capital of Culture 2023. And one of the region’s largest employers is already among the growing list of sponsors banking on Leeds’...
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25
July
2017
He’s been one of the driving forces behind showcasing the very best of Yorkshire to tens of millions of tourists. Now Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive Sir Gary Verity is adding his voice to the growing call for Leeds to be named European Capit...
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24
July
2017
Earlier this year, a spectacular international theatre project took over a string of the city’s most prominent arts venues. Now one of the imaginative team behind the mesmerizing Transform festival is helping to set the stage for Leeds to win the ...
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22
July
2017
A pioneering social enterprise, Aspire Community Benefit Society brings culture into the lives of some of more than a thousand people with learning disabilities each and every day. Leading the way in giving care and support to some of the city’s v...
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21
July
2017
Four years ago, the people of Bramley began writing a new chapter in the story of a much-loved building which has stood at the heart of their community for more than a century. Bramley Baths, which first opened as a pool and public bath-house in 1...
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20
July
2017
For 50 years it’s been one of the most flamboyant and spectacular dates in the city’s cultural calendar. Now the pioneers behind the phenomenally successful Leeds West Indian Carnival have pledged their support to the city’s bid to be European Cap...
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07
July
2017
The journey towards making Leeds a cultural focal point for the whole of Europe will discussed at a meeting of the city’s senior councillors. Leeds City Council’s executive board will meet on July 17 to consider three pivotal reports that will sha...
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06
July
2017
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF VISITLEEDS VisitLeeds have announced that data from the recent STEAM survey, which measures the economic impact of the tourism industry in the UK, recorded that Leeds welcomed 27.29 million tourism visits in 2016, a 4.2% increa...
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05
May
2017
Three spectacular cultural showpieces in Leeds have officially joined the ranks of some of Europe’s most prestigious arts events. Light Night Leeds, the Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF) and Compass Festival have this week become part of th...
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21
March
2017
Big name stars from Leeds have joined the growing call to see their home city named European Capital of Culture 2023. Chart-topping Leeds rockers The Kaiser Chiefs and Grammy Award-winner Corinne Bailey Rae have thrown their weight behind the bid ...
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09
March
2017
A trio of new high-profile sponsors have thrown their weight behind Leeds’s ambitious bid to land the prestigious title of European Capital of Culture 2023. Yorkshire Bank, Yorkshire Building Society and Yorkshire Water are among big businesses wh...
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07
March
2017
Leading local businesses will come together tomorrow to hear how they can unite behind Leeds’s once-in-a-generation bid to be named European Capital of Culture 2023. Northern Ballet will host this Wednesday’s event (March 8), which will see more t...
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23
February
2017
The exciting campaign to get the whole of Leeds involved in the city’s ambitious bid to be named European Capital of Culture 2023 is officially underway today. As momentum behind the landmark bid continues to build, communities, organisations and ...
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2016
16
December
2016
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has today announced that UK cities, including Leeds, will be bidding to become European Capital of Culture 2023. Cllr Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council said: “Leeds has been ready to bid since 2...
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19
September
2016
A dazzling array of illuminated lanterns, cyclists, walkers and runners will take over the city centre next month when Leeds hosts its first ever light triathlon. Part of this year’s incredible Light Night 2016, the ambitious trio of installations...
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12
September
2016
A spectacular illuminated phoenix will spread its wings across the Civic Hall during next month’s incredible Light Night Leeds 2016. The dazzling display, entitled The Phoenix in the Stone, will be one of the showpiece events at this year’s celebr...
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